New release – Better Together in Boston: a True Springs Steamy Contemporary Romance by Jennifer Wilck #NewRelease #ContemporaryRomance #Romance #RomanceNovels

Fall in love with Anna & Ben in this steamy contemporary romance.

Ticket to True Love is a steamy contemporary romance series about new beginnings, second chances, and finding true love in unexpected places. Fall in love all over the world with bestselling and award-winning authors JB Schroeder, Savannah Kade, Moni Boyce, Shirley Hailstock, Holland Rae, Julie Strauss, & Jennifer Wilck. Start your next romance with Better Together in Boston now!

Blurb

Do you believe in the legend of True Springs?

Mr. Right doesn’t exist…

Anna Levinson was raised by a single mother, who sacrificed her dreams to give her daughter a warm, loving home. Now a respected professor on the tenure track, Anna is driven to live the life she thinks her mother should have had. She’s long since come to terms with the understanding that “having it all” is impossible if she wants a successful career. 

He’s been told he’s Mr. Wrong more times than he can count…

Despite being left at the altar twice, Ben Diamond still believes his soul mate is out there. He’s ready to marry and start a family of his own. He just clearly won’t recognize her when he does find her. And then he meets the maid of honor at his cousin’s wedding, and his world is thrown off kilter.

Settling down might be more than they bargained for.

A long-distance relationship isn’t what either of them has in mind, and Anna isn’t about to ruin another person’s dreams. However, giving each other up is harder than it looks. Can Ben convince Anna that she’s got him all wrong, and that he’s finally gotten it right?

Excerpt:

This was it. The moment she’d waited for and dreaded at the same time.

The seventh inning stretch.

Anna was not like the other women she’d grown up with and knew. She’d never dreamed of a happily ever after for herself. Her mom was strong and independent, and she was, too. Regardless of how much guilt Anna carried, she never felt the need to depend on a man, so marriage had never been one of her goals. And once she started achieving professional success, a relationship would just be one more thing pulling at her time.

But every time she came to a baseball game with her mom, there was always someone nearby who would lean over and kiss his or her partner while everyone else rose during the seventh inning stretch. As a child, she’d been fascinated. As a teen and a young adult, she’d been at first horrified and then a little envious. But as she matured, she decided it was stupid, especially if the couple was unlucky enough to be shown on the Jumbotron.

Seriously, who wanted their kiss broadcast to the world? It gave an intimate moment too much weight.

When she’d come to the games with boyfriends—because she had dated a lot, just not seriously—she always found a way to avoid the time between the two halves of the seventh inning.

But today, today, she wanted to kiss Ben. He wasn’t her boyfriend. She had no intention of getting serious with him. But he had tracked her down, he was here, and oh my God, he was hot.

Her body could not stop reacting to him. Her brain was engaged. Her heart sped up every time he spoke. This man was the one she wanted to kiss, Jumbotron be damned.

She leaned forward in the seat and scanned the field below. Almost time. The pitcher threw a fast one. The batter swung and missed. Strike three! As the teams jogged to the dugout, the organ began to play “Sweet Caroline.”

Anna stood up and held her hand out to Ben. With a puzzled expression on his face, he rose. She turned him to face her, took a step forward and pressed her body to his. He was hard and lean, and need spiraled through her. She rested her hands on his hips, tilted her face up and kissed him hard on the mouth. Despite every protest dying to break free, every reason she didn’t want to want him, she was helpless to resist him. Desire exploded deep in her core.

His close-cropped whiskers tickled her lips. It took him no longer than a second or two to recover. He cupped the back of her head and licked the seam of her mouth. She opened and the spectators around them cheered.

God, his kisses were amazing. He should win an award. Maybe he already had. She’d ask, but, well, that would mean she’d have to separate herself from his lips and stop kissing him. She’d come this far, she certainly wasn’t changing her mind now.

Heat flooded through her and she swayed. She started to pull back, but it was as if Ben sensed her hesitancy. He adjusted his stance, kneaded the base of her skull and deepened the kiss.

As the song ended—why was there a song playing? Oh yeah, the seventh inning stretch—he nibbled her lips, licked their rim, before pulling away. She whimpered, wanting more.

“What was that for?” His voice was raspy, like he couldn’t control his vocal cords.

She curled her toes inside her sneakers in satisfaction. “I’ve always wondered what it would be like to kiss during the stretch,” she whispered.

“And what do you think?”

Sighing, she risked a glance at him. His face was flushed, his eyes filled with desire.

“It was worth the wait.”

Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Better-Together-Boston-Springs-Contemporary-ebook/dp/B09432941B

About the author:

Jennifer started telling herself stories as a little girl when she couldn’t fall asleep at night. Pretty soon, her head was filled with these stories and the characters that populated them. Even as an adult, she thinks about the characters and stories at night before she falls asleep or walking the dog. Eventually, she started writing them down. Her favorite stories to write are those with smart, sassy, independent heroines; handsome, strong and slightly vulnerable heroes; and her stories always end with happily ever after.

In the real world, she’s the mother of two amazing daughters and wife of one of the smartest men she knows. She believes humor is the only way to get through the day and does not believe in sharing her chocolate.

She writes contemporary romance, many of which feature Jewish characters in non-religious settings (#ownvoices). She’s published with The Wild Rose Press and all her books are available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Author Links:

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Spring Giveaway Contest! #contest #giveawaycontest #romancenovels

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Pre order available for Finding Home (Caveman Creek 1) an erotic romance by Pia Manning #RomanticSuspense #menage #Romance #MFM

Finding Home (Caveman Creek Book 1) by Pia Manning is now available for pre order!

        Newly licensed vet Elizabeth Faulkner only needs two things: New clients for her practice and a decent place to live for herself and her disabled little sister. When her sister inherits an old farmhouse in Pinecone Creek, Wisconsin, Elizabeth thinks at least one wish has been granted. But a greedy land developer will stop at nothing to get her land, and her new clients, Brent and Luke Callahan, are more interested in a relationship than her vet skills. Brent and Luke have waited years for their forever woman. They know their wait is over once they see Elizabeth. But can she love two men? Can Elizabeth provide a home for her sister before the little girl becomes lost in the foster system? Welcome to Caveman Creek where the men are just a little Neanderthal when it comes to their women. 

Preorders for Finding Home: Caveman Creek Bk 1:

https://www.bookstrand.com/book/finding-home-mfm

Also by Pia Manning:

Star Brides series : (3 books) Published by SirenBookstrand

       1. Procured – Erotic, Futuristic, SciFi Romance, M/F, HEA

       2. The Meat Market – Menage Amour: Futuristic Menage a Trois Science Fiction Romance,                                             M/F/M, HEA]

      3. Dept. of Corrections – [Siren PolyAmour: Adventure Futuristic Menage Science Fiction                                                               Romance, MFMMM, light spanking, HEA]

The Star Brides series is available at SirenBookstrand: https://www.bookstrand.com/pia-manning        and

      Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/s?k=pia+manning&i=amazon-devices&ref=nb_sb_noss

Misc. or Just for Fun: The Bridal Mall. A short story in the Hell’s Mall Anthology Bk. 7

            Buyer Beware! Sinister Shop, Cursed Objects and Maddening Crowds Features 18 terrifying tales by talented writers!

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About the author:

Pia Manning is the erotic romance author behind the new Caveman Creek series. Also by Pia Manning: Star Brides a three book series.  She is married to a wonderful man. Loves to crochet, play Clash of Clans. Not a morning person.

Find her at:

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    Email: pia.manning@yahoo.com

Paranormal romance Tiger’s Last Chance is on SALE for a limited time! #PNR #Romance #RomanticSuspense #RomanceNovels

Tiger’s Last Chance (Stranger Creatures book 3) is $2.99 for a limited time!

When a radical group targets Detective Nikki Jackson, she teams up with private investigator Sean Whitman in a race against the clock to stop the group from carrying out deadly plans. Will he get one last chance to show her he loves her?

About the Stranger Creatures series:

The stories in my Stranger Creatures series take place in the fictional town of Great Oaks, Virginia, where shifters, along with a bunch of new businesses, are breathing life back into the once abandoned former factory town. Each book in this steamy, suspenseful, paranormal romance series features a different couple on their journey to happily-ever-after. Tiger’s Last Chance (Stranger Creatures book 3) is Sean and Nikki’s story.

A little about Tiger’s Last Chance:

While working a case, Sean Whitman is tortured for information, drugged, and bitten against his will by a shape shifter. The fallout ruins his career. Needing a fresh start, he leaves town and opens a private investigation business. Learning to live life sober isn’t easy, but he makes it to the two-year mark.

When Detective Nikki Jackson with the Great Oaks, Virginia Police Department calls him to ask for his help as a consultant on a case, he’s captivated by her sweet, slightly Southern voice. In person, she’s unlike any other woman he’s encountered, and nearly impossible to resist. But could the sexy detective ever want a man like him?

After Nikki’s last dating disaster, the mountain lion shifter has sworn off men. Then she meets Sean, and with every second she spends around the tall, dark-eyed man, her resolve crumbles. Despite the undeniable attraction between them, Sean seems determined to push her away.

An investigation into missing refugees leads Nikki to the discovery of a radical political group’s horrifying plot for dominance. Traitors are embedded within the very organizations meant to keep shifters safe. As the list of people she can trust dwindles, she calls on Sean to help her unravel a web of deceit.

As Nikki and Sean fight for survival, his fear of losing her could become a reality. Will he get one last chance to show her he loves her?

Excerpt:

For the briefest moment, Nikki felt the depth to which Sean might be capable of pushing her. His kiss was crushing and brutal. His tongue pushed past her lips and his grip in her hair tightened. If desire were a vine, it would have wrapped itself around her veins and encased her heart. The heat between them flooded her. There was a sweetness, too, in his kiss, and the sweetness made her burn hotter.

A polite cough from inside the waiting car put a quick end to things. Sean pulled away and met her gaze. No words, but she got the message. She wasn’t alone. Comfort and friendship; he’d probably meant the kiss to comfort her and had gotten carried away in the heat of the moment. He’d carried her away with him, and she wanted to take him so much further into the unknown.

With each second, each step towards the waiting car, she tried to find reasons and more reasons to ignore her growing attraction to Sean. The number one reason to forget about the kiss they’d shared—relationships were trouble. She had plenty of other amazing things in her life, including her career, her volunteer work, and her band, even though the band rarely played anywhere because the members had trouble aligning their schedules. She didn’t need a man. Besides, he was probably still messed up over Sydney. Also, he was a regular. Or mostly regular. Not to mention he lived over a thousand miles away in Texas. She should tell him the kiss was a mistake. One look at him and she couldn’t bring herself to say the words. The kiss they shared had been anything but a mistake.

Purchase links:

Tiger’s Last Chance will be sale priced from April 15 to April 30, 2021 on the following sites:

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/b088p6mydb

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tigers-last-chance-christina-lynn-lambert/1137033221

Here’s what I’m working on now:

Book 4 of the Stranger Creatures series will be finished soon!!! I’ve been working on Luke and Jordan’s story during the last few months.


After surviving a battle with cancer, Jordan decides life should be about taking chances. She’s never met another person with psy abilities before, until Luke. Though she’s still nowhere as bold as she wishes she could be, she has an idea that would allow her spend more time with him.
Luke agrees to Jordan’s plan to spend the holidays together and even though he wants something more permanent than their holiday arrangement, he vows to keep that thought to himself. Would Jordan still want him if she knew his past?
Can they stop an elusive research company from experimenting on vulnerable people or will Luke and Jordan’s time together be over too soon?

A little about me:

When I’m not writing, I enjoy swimming, hiking, bike riding, horror movies, and carbs. I live in beautiful Virginia with my husband, two daughters, and a sweet, hairy monster of a dog. 

You can find me on social media at:
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Return to Life #poem #poetry #takingchances

Return to Life

A drab little word

soaked in dependable tension

choked with order

fights to keep me marching in time

to the endless dance of cold cubicle air

of shallow chatter and pantyhose rules

and other things that just don’t matter

The little world wants me to wear it like a suit

and take it with me wherever I go

so I’ll be constantly surrounded

in dull shades of never-ending conformity

where the music is always the same five songs

slow and steady, a lifeless dance of the same old steps

But I want the heavy drum beat

the bright lights and the sleepless nights

where answers are sought and whiskey is thrown back

not to kill the nagging reminder of the same old tomorrow

but to feel the burn and remember why I came

So I close the door on the little grey world

The sky has grown dark and everything has changed

since I’ve last been awake

Street lights and starlight

throw down a path under the endless indigo sky

The sound of my boots on the broken cement is secondary

to the world around me

to the music and possibilities

as I return to life

by Christina Lynn Lambert

The idea for this poem began a long time ago when I was bored and frustrated with an office job I was stuck in. I left this job to pursue my masters degree and from there, I’ve tried a few different careers, determined that I wanted to find work that I loved, that didn’t make me feel like a lifeless zombie who existed only to survive. It took me a long time to put the struggle into the right words, to describe the scary but thrilling feeling of leaving a job that was slowly stealing pieces of my soul. I left this job and career field to strike out on paths that had no guarantee for success and it’s been a scary, weird, and wonderful journey so far.

New release – Asian Adventures: Erotic tales from the East by Lisabet Sarai #NewRelease #romance #menage #bisexual #BoxedSet

Bisexual, multicultural erotic romance boxed set (X rated) – Asian Adventures: Erotic tales from the East by Lisabet Sarai is now available!

In Asia, the lines blur: between body and spirit, fantasy and reality, male and female, lust and love. Explore the erotic frontiers of the Orient in these arousing and moving tales from an author who has made the East her home.

Citadel of Women

When her lover dumps her, just before a long-planned trip to Angkor Wat, Doa stubbornly decides to travel alone. The marvelous sights of the ancient Khmer empire do little to heal the rift in her heart. Che, the mercurial young tour guide, senses her loneliness. But how can two people from such different worlds share a future?

Singapore Fling

Jason Chow is a brilliant engineer, a successful businessman and a bit of a rebel. He’s attracted to Ploy from the moment he sets eyes on her, but he doesn’t dare respond to her advances, for fear she’ll discover his secret vice. Ploy figures she’ll have to content herself with the cold comfort of a signed contract—unless the strength of Jason’s desire overwhelms his shame.

Lust in Dalat

The woman in the window seat to my right had more flesh than I’d usually find attractive, and most of it was on display. But she wasn’t trying to tease. She was simply at home in her own skin. And me? Traveling outside of the U.S. for the first time in my life, I was nervous, inexperienced, awkward and excited. Especially excited. With Helen next to me, who wouldn’t be?

Vows

Travel brings out a strange recklessness in my wife, a hunger for extremes that I don’t see when we’re in New York. Now, she wants us to seduce the achingly beautiful Buddhist monk we’ve met in Luang Prabang. I try to reject her suggestions, to resist temptation. But I yearn for his body—and his serenity.

Dragon Boat Blues

I booked the dragon boat cruise on Ha Long Bay figuring my disability wouldn’t be a problem on the luxurious junk. I wasn’t looking for companionship, just a bit of peace. But when Stan and Phil welcomed me into their circle of love, I discovered how much healing I still needed.   

Butterfly

When Lek stepped onto the stage at the Butterfly Bar and began to dance, I fell for her hard. The weekend we spent together in Bangkok was pure heaven. How could I know our love would drag me through hell?

Excerpt from “Dragon Boat Blues”

I didn’t have much difficulty getting into the dinghy—just handed my cane to the guide, sat on the pier, and eased myself down to sit with the rest of the tourists. Boarding the wooden junk anchored out in deeper water was another story. A ladder of planks and rope led from the open rowboat to the deck above. To climb, I would have to put all my weight on my bad leg. I knew that wouldn’t work.

I balanced precariously in the dinghy, surveying the situation. Maybe this was a bad idea after all.

“Up you come, love.” The speaker leaned over the rail of the junk, offering a ham-sized paw. “Give us your hand.” He had a ruddy complexion and a curly russet mop threaded with gray.

“Are you sure? I’m not exactly light.” I’d never been petite, and since the accident, I’d put on quite a few pounds.

“No problem,” said his younger, sandy-haired companion. “We’re used to tossing hay bales.” He shot me a friendly grin and extended his arm in parallel with his friend’s. “Just hold on tight. That’s the way.”

I gripped their wrists. They did the same to me. As they began to haul me upward, the dinghy captain clamped me around the waist and lifted me off my feet.  My good leg flailed, trying for a foothold on the rungs of the ladder. It was all very awkward and embarrassing, but in a few moments I was standing safe on the deck.

The guide passed me my cane, then scrambled up the ladder like a monkey.

“You alright?” The burly older man shot a wry look at the tangled rope contraption the guide was pulling over the gunwale. “Not exactly accessible, that.”

“Thanks for your help.” My long shirt had bunched up below my breasts. I smoothed it down over my leggings, feeling flustered and sweaty. “Probably I should have thought about that before I booked the cruise.”

“C’mon! And miss this?” My other rescuer made a sweeping gesture, indicating the lavishly appointed ship. “All this carved teak and polished brass?” The crimson sails over our heads snapped in the wind as the junk began to move. “Ha Long Bay’s supposed to be one of the wonders of the world. We’ve been saving to take this trip for three years.”

His enthusiasm made me feel so old. “I’m in Hanoi on business. One of my meetings got canceled, so I had a few free days. My hotel suggested this would be a good way to spend them.”

“You’ve got to take your chances as they come.” The stocky fellow smiled down at me and took my elbow in a gentlemanly fashion. “Why don’t we go up front, so we can see where we’re headed? I’m Stanley, by the way. Stan, folks call me. And this is Phil.”

I nodded, warmed by their friendliness despite my sour mood. “A pleasure. Lydia Sutton. You’re from England, I gather?”

Phil gave an energetic nod. “Dorset. Stan and me run a dairy farm now. Before, though, I worked as an insurance clerk in London. Before we met.”

He flashed a look of pure adoration at his companion.

Oh. I hadn’t pegged them as gay.

Stan saw the light dawn in my face. “We’re on our honeymoon. We always dreamed of traveling in Asia.” He paused, peering at me with a puzzled expression. “You look so familiar. Lydia, you say? Any chance we’ve met? Ever spend any time in London? Or done a Brighton weekend?”

I fought my sudden panic. No one was about to recognize me. I’d changed too much.

Buy Links

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Amazon UK –  https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08XW69V2R

Add on Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57297921-asian-adventures

About Lisabet

Lisabet Sarai has been addicted to words all her life. She began reading when she was four. She wrote her first story at five years old and her first poem at seven. Since then, she has written plays, tutorials, scholarly articles, marketing brochures, software specifications, self-help books, press releases, a five-hundred page dissertation, and lots of erotica and erotic romance – nearly one hundred titles, and counting, in nearly every sub-genre—paranormal, scifi, ménage, BDSM, GLBT, and more. Regardless of the genre, every one of her stories illustrates her motto: Imagination is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

You’ll find information and excerpts from all Lisabet’s books on her website (http://www.lisabetsarai.com/books.html), along with more than fifty free stories and lots more. At her blog Beyond Romance (http://lisabetsarai.blogspot.com), she shares her philosophy and her news and hosts lots of other great authors. She’s also on Goodreads and finally, on Twitter.  Sign up for her VIP email list here:  https://btn.ymlp.com/xgjjhmhugmgh

Outside the Land of Dreams #poem #poetry #makelifefair #expandopportunities

Outside the Land of Dreams

Dirty water skims my throat

splashing my lips

Each breath of air an appreciated hell

As I collapse to my knees on the shore

Heavy footsteps come for me

The reaching hands want to pull me back to consistent subsistence

No time for rest

I run until my feet bleed

and keep running until I find

the door, the hope, my dream

Locked and bolted

A fortress to keep me out

Guards stand tall

Guns and knives shining at their belts

They search and scan

Fists ready to pound

ready to knock me back

if I get too close to possibilities

Time to run, time to find another path

Time drags in the heat

Rivers turn to mud

The scorching heat turns mud to dust

revealing

Fish bones, bodies, and trash

There’s only a dim light shining

But it’s enough

Until my body is weaker than my will

and I hit the ground

Strong hands pull me up

Lifting me high enough to see

that the wall was endless

The door almost never opened

It was just a decoration, a carrot on a string

Meant to drag us along

To make us starve and freeze and sweat until bodies littered the road

A tool used to separate good from bad

by those who don’t understand

what it means to be good

By Christina Lynn Lambert

Sometimes opportunities, even just necessities, are so closely guarded and kept that people must go through hell just for a chance to have a better life. The road can feel endless because that’s the way it was designed, and there isn’t always a happy ending. It’s always worth it in the end to keep a little less and give a little more to be able to hold open the door for others who have been searching for a better life.

What is it Worth #poem #poetry #dontgiveup #poetrycommunity

What is it Worth

No light, no promise
what’s it worth
to hold tight
to possibilities
that can’t be seen
no guarantees
just the journey
but don’t let it end
by Christina Lynn Lambert

For more poems, contests, and to learn about exciting new romance novels and fantastic authors, you can take a look at my wordpress blog
You can also find me at:
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Coming soon – Temporarily Out of Luck by Vicki Batman #RomanticComedy #ComingSoon #RomanceNovels

Hattie Cooks scrambles to exonerate her sister when all fingers point to Tracey as the murderer of her ex-husband.

Story blurb: Newly employed at Wedding Wonderland, Hattie Cooks is learning the industry from a woman she greatly admires. When her former brother-in-law is found dead in his luxury SUV, all fingers point to Hattie’s sister who is planning her own I dos.

Detective Allan Wellborn is caught between a rock and a hard place—Hattie’s family and investigating the murder of a well-connected Sommerville resident, the same loser who was once married to Hattie’s sister. Determining who’s the bad guy—or gal—isn’t going to be easy and sure to piss off someone.

Can Hattie beat the clock to find out who murdered Tracey’s ex before she is charged with the crime and her wedding is ruined?

Excerpt:

Sometimes, I felt like a small white mouse housed in a cage with lots of small white mice, whose playground activities involved eating, sleeping, and continually revolving on the exercise wheel. Just like one rodent friend—who I named Mr. Happy-Go-Lucky, having a field day back-flipping from the top of the spinning wheel—something happened. Unexpectedly, I found myself airborne.

Not hurt, a sense of disappointment overcame me, plus a bit of confusion, and a whole lot of colorful adjectives too numerous to list. I, mostly known as Hattie Cooks, shook off the pine shavings and joined the rat race. Sometimes, life sucked.

But wallowing? Not a good solution.

Being positive? A better one.

In most cases, a pitstop was a good idea, and I found comfort in my chocolate stockpile. And in most cases, I found empty shelves, for I had little dough to supply my habit due to the loss of my adored job as an assistant buyer at Sommerville’s top-class department store, Tucker’s, and the subsequent low-paying temporary ones I reluctantly took in the interim. Due to the expenses of rent, food, utilities, budgeting became my new compadré. However, for my recent birthday, Mom suggested friends and family provide me with treats. They were generous—gifting lots and lots of my favorite M&Ms in vast colors and flavors.

Mom’s idea totally rocked as the best birthday gift ever.

From outside my door, I heard Allan Wellborn smack the doorframe.

“You know how to find me.”

I roused from my ruminations and banged my forehead against the wall.   

Buy Link:   https://www.amazon.com/Temporarily-Luck-Hattie-Cooks-Mystery-ebook/dp/B08T7YSSRJ/    

Author bio: Funny sweet, and quirky, Vicki Batman’s stories are full of her hallmark humor, romance, and will delight all readers. She has sold many award-winning and bestselling romantic comedy works to magazines and most recently, three humorous romantic mysteries. An avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Cat fancier. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby.

Find Vicki Batman at:

Website: http://vickibatman.blogspot.com/p/more-about-me.html/

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Help From the Moon #poem #poetry #moon #friendship #haiku

Help From the Moon

When piercing the veil

without the proper armor

the moon is my friend

by Christina Lynn Lambert

When I wrote this poem, I was thinking of all the patient people out there who sit with their friends who have seen too much, learned things they weren’t ready to know, or dealt with things they never knew they could survive. Friends who sit and listen are one of life’s greatest gift.